Town of Yorktown, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Yorktown 4-29-1975 as Ch. 31 of the 1975 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 180.
It shall be lawful for any authorized organization, as defined in § 476 of Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, upon retaining the required license, to conduct bingo games in the Town of Yorktown, subject to the provisions of this chapter, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, Article 19-B of the Executive Law and the rules and regulations of the State Racing and Wagering Board.
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Licenses. The Town Clerk shall accept application for and issue licenses for the conduct of bingo games in accordance with Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law.
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Supervision of games. The Town Clerk, with the aid and cooperation of the Police Department, shall have and exercise control and supervision over all bingo games held, operated or conducted under any license issued pursuant to this chapter.
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Inspection of premises. The Town Clerk, or any officer designated by the Town Clerk, shall have the right of entry at all times into any premises where any bingo game is being held, operated or conducted, or where it is intended that any such bingo game is being held, operated or conducted or any equipment being used or intended to be used in the conduct thereof is found, for the purpose of inspecting the same.
The restrictions imposed by § 479 of the General Municipal Law shall apply to bingo games in the town, in addition to any further restrictions imposed by this chapter.
As authorized by General Municipal Law § 485, bingo games may be held on any day of the week provided for in the license issued pursuant to this chapter.
In addition to the provisions of General Municipal Law § 487, no bingo games shall be held, operated or conducted under any license issued pursuant to this chapter oftener than on six days in any one calendar month.
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All winners shall be determined and all prizes shall be awarded in any game played on any occasion within the same calendar day as that upon which the game was played.
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No alcoholic beverage shall be offered or given as a prize in any such game.
Violations of the provisions of this chapter, Article 14-H of the General Municipal Law, Article 19-B of the Executive Law and the rules and regulations of the State Racing and Wagering Board shall be prosecuted as misdemeanors, punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000 or one years' imprisonment, or both.